In Memory of
Born in North Carolina on May 20, 1790
Died July 29, 1873
Jacob Saner, his wife Mary Douthit, and his family left Tennessee and arrived in Texas in 1849. They lived in several Texas counties before settling in the Kendall County area in 1853. Jacob is descended from Peter Sehner, Jr., an American Revolutionary War veteran who served three years in the North Carolina Continental Line. The family changed the spelling of the name to Saner sometime after the war. Jacob and his wife were both in their 80s when they passed away. In the 1870 Kendall County Census, Jacob is a farmer and his wife is keeping house. They are living next door to their son Patterson Douthit Saner and four grandchildren. His grandson, James Monroe Saner, was the eleventh Kendall County Sheriff. He served from 1908 to 1916.
I have searched for a Joe Saner who settled in Kendall County and have not yet located one. There isn’t a Joe in the deed records either, only a Jacob. Also, when the cemetery plots were sold they were border plots to the cemetery and Jacob is in the border plot facing west. I’m thinking Joe Saner on the original Boerne Cemetery document is Jacob Saner, Jac. was transcribed as Joe. Do I have the wrong Saner?
Jac. Saner was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.
Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Jacob Saner marker; personally read 2020.
“James Monroe Saner.” Keys to the Past, Spring/Summer 2019.